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23 June 2017
Reinvestment of Carbon Taxes into Agricultural Programming Urged
CANADA - Keystone Agricultural Producers say, by investing proceeds collected through a provincial carbon tax into agriculture, the Manitoba government will be able to maximise farmers' ability to contribute to greenhouse gas reductions....
22 June 2017
Urban Ag Only Provides Small Environmental Benefits in Northeastern US
US - "Buy local" sounds like a great environmental slogan, epitomized for city dwellers by urban agriculture. But when it comes to growing fruits and vegetables in vacant lots and on rooftops in cities, is the practice really better for the planet than...
New Sensors Could Enable More Affordable Detection of Pollution, Diseases
US - When it comes to testing for cancer, environmental pollution and food contaminants, traditional sensors can help. The challenges are that they often are bulky, expensive, non-intuitive and complicated....
19 June 2017
Global Diet, Farming Methods 'Must Change for Environment's Sake,' Says Study
GLOBAL - Reducing meat consumption and using more efficient farming methods globally are essential to stave off irreversible damage to the environmental, a new study says....
14 June 2017
Livestock Producers Support Nomination of Bodine to Key EPA Enforcement Post
US - On Monday (12 June), the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and the Public Lands Council sent a letter to US Senators John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) and Thomas Carper (D-Del.) urging them to support the nomination of Susan Bodine to be the Environmental...
12 June 2017
Ag Groups Seek Common Sense Application of Emissions Reporting Requirements
US - The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) and the US Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY) are seeking a rehearing following a recent ruling issued by the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit....
07 June 2017
Maple Leaf Determined to Become Most Sustainable Protein Company on Earth
CANADA - Maple Leaf Foods has announced its ambition to be the most sustainable protein company on earth, based on a sweeping set of principles and an expansive sustainability agenda that has yielded substantial advancements in nutrition and environmental...
05 June 2017
Smethwick Poultry Plant Closure ‘Sad’, Says Unite
UK - The closure of the poultry processing plant in Smethwick in the West Midlands on 23 June is ‘very sad’, Unite, the country largest union, said today (Monday, 5 June)....
30 May 2017
Farmers, Forest Owners Along with Co-ops Driving Force Behind Green Jobs
EU - Copa and Cogeca underlined at a major workshop yesterday during this years’ Green Week the important role farmers and their cooperatives play in driving green jobs in Europe....
29 May 2017
What to Take Away from Canada’s Vast Agriculture Survey
CANADA - Canada’s agricultural industry received its five-yearly health check this month, with the publication of the 2016 Census of Canadian Agriculture – an incredibly detailed and comprehensive insight into the country’s farming sector. Angela...
25 May 2017
Environmental Goals on Tyson and World Resources Institute Agenda
US - As part of its deeper commitment to sustainable food production, Tyson Foods, Inc. has announced a collaboration with the World Resources Institute (WRI) to develop industry leading, science-based greenhouse gas (GHG) and outcome-based water conservation...
24 May 2017
Download the New RB209 Today, AHDB Recommends
UK - The new AHDB Nutrient Management Guide (RB209) is now available to download as app and interactive digital versions....
18 May 2017
NCC, Poultry Groups Provide Input to EPA on Burdensome Regulations
US - The National Chicken Council (NCC) this week joined with USPOULTRY and the National Turkey Federation (NTF) to submit comments to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt who asked the public for ideas for reducing the...
15 May 2017
Trump Declares War on Environmental Regulations
US - Under the Trump administration, budgets are being cut and regulatory powers curtailed for federal bodies across the board – but none more so than the Environmental Protection Agency. What does this mean for US farmers and producers? Rachel Lane...
11 May 2017
Sustainability Study Compares Cricket Farming to Broiler Production
THAILAND - Identifying areas of particular high impact is an important step to improving the environmental sustainability of production systems. ...
10 May 2017
Farm Bureau Commends EPA’s Water Rule Outreach
US - Yesterday, American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall praised the Environmental Protection Agency’s decision to collaborate closely with governors regarding revision of the Waters of the United States rule....
05 May 2017
Edible Insects Could Play Key Role in Cutting Harmful Emissions
UK - Eating insects instead of beef could help tackle climate change by reducing harmful emissions linked to livestock production, research suggests....
04 May 2017
Turning Chicken Waste, Weeds into Biofuel
US - Chicken is a favorite, inexpensive meat across the globe. But the bird's popularity results in a lot of waste that can pollute soil and water....
21 April 2017
Better Way to Predict Environmental Impacts of Ag Production
GLOBAL - Consumer goods companies often rely on life-cycle assessments (LCA) to figure out the potential consequences of how they design products and source ingredients. This kind of assessment, while sophisticated, often lacks detail about how the products...
18 April 2017
“Click-Clack” Doesn’t Mean Your Medicator is Working
GLOBAL - Many of the chemical products used in poultry and swine production are delivered through the water system. ...
11 April 2017
Feed Management Without Climbing a Bin
GLOBAL - The simplest way to check feed volume is to climb up and look inside. Not anyone’s favorite chore, and wet or icy ladders can make this dangerous. At best, it's still an educated guess....
Improved Quality Assurance Programme for Aussie Egg Industry
AUSTRALIA - The Australian Egg Corporation (AECL) is pleased to announce the release of Egg Standards of Australia (ESA), a voluntary quality assurance programme for rearing and layer farms, which provides a practical mechanism for egg farmers to demonstrate...
23 March 2017
Improved Farm Debt Mediation Process, QRAA Revamp Welcomed
AUSTRALIA - AgForce has welcomed more rigorous farm debt mediation processes and a revamp of the Queensland Rural Adjustment Authority to assist farmers in financial stress but have called for a broader overhaul of drought policy going forward....
17 March 2017
Call for Carbon Tax Exemption for Farmers
CANADA - The President of Keystone Agricultural Producers is calling for farmers to be exempt from any carbon on the inputs they use to produce food, writes Bruce Cochrane....
15 March 2017
New Drought Declarations Reveal Queensland Farms Still Impacted
AUSTRALIA - New drought declarations announced over the weekend are a recognition of the continued impact deteriorating weather conditions are having on farming families across Queensland, AgForce said on Monday....
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